Better Internet on Bitcoin
The Stacks Foundation supports the mission of a user owned internet through Stacks-related governance, research and development, education, and grants.
What we do
Governance
The Stacks Foundation is the home for governance of Blockstack's open-source technology, serving as neutral ground for various parties to come together and reach consensus on the path forward.
Research
We support independent researchers, contributors, and collaborators to help build a better user owned internet through research and development.
Education
We provide tools to educate new users and developers about Stacks technology. We support the educational resources and forums to share knowledge, like events and community meetups.
Grants
We create new avenues for innovation through funding research, ecosystem development, and developer incentives.
Stacks Foundation Team
  • Formerly Startup Weekend, Startups.co, and Techstars, Adam is an early-stage startup operator and community builder with an extensive background managing internal teams, projects, products, and programs. At the Stacks Foundation he is focused on Stacks Chapters.
  • Brittany Laughlin is the Executive Director of the Stacks Foundation. She's spent the last decade working at the intersection of community, capital, and internet collaboration.

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  • Jenny Mith
    Jenny brings a rich base of community development and program management experience to the Stacks Foundation. She previously ran community growth efforts at Hiro PBC (fka Blockstack PBC) before joining the Stacks Foundation where she runs the Grants program as well as various community iniatives.
  • Jude has a PhD in distributed systems from Princeton University, is a 6-year veteran of Blockstack PBC, and has been a leader in the development of the Stacks blockchain

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  • Mitchell Cuevas
    Mitchell is the Head of Activation for the Stacks Foundation, joining after 3 years at Blockstack PBC/Hiro and a career in the world of startups including being an early employee at Startup Weekend as well as Product and Marketing roles at Techstars.
  • Rick Bartelink
    Rick is an experienced social media strategist and community builder. He oversees the many moderators and contributors that help keep our channels clean, organized, and stocked with fresh content.
  • Shannon Voight
    Shannon drives event programs for the Stacks Foundation. Prior to joining the Stacks Foundation, Shannon worked with Blockstack / Hiro for five years where she produced numerous events and hackathons, which included the annual Blockstack Summit. Additionally, she spent over 11 years honing her skills as an event and program producer, talent manager, and brand strategist at Condé Nast Publishing and Time Inc.

  • Will Corcoran
    Will manages the grants program at the Stacks Foundation. He's spent the last 15 years serving as a team and project management lead in the architectural design industry. Will is a licensed architect and has successfully facilitated collaborative processes as both an architect and construction manager.
  • Jesse Wiley
    Jesse Wiley is a seasoned DevOps expert - he makes sure all systems are running smoothly and the right security considerations have been made.
  • Shakti Pradhan
    Shakti is the Finance & Operations Admin at Stacks Foundation. He’s spent over 5 years in Banking Treasuries as a Cash Management & Hedging specialist. Prior to joining Stacks, He developed the Treasury at Bitbuy which is the only regulated cryptocurrency marketplace in Canada. Loves Guitar and Mario Kart.
  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny is the Developer Advocate at the Stacks Foundation. He’s spent the last 8 years immersed in full-stack development as well as teaching other developers the best ways to learn and grow their careers in this ever-changing industry. He first discovered Stacks in 2021 and quickly dove down the rabbit hole of all things Bitcoin and web3. His work at the Foundation is centered around making it as enjoyable as possible to build things on Stacks.
  • Nick Cooper
    Nick Cooper drives Finance Operations at Stacks Foundation, integrating the traditional CFO office with token finance, strategy and operations. Nick has spent recent years leading traditional finance, token finance and operations in the blockchain industry, with previous roles as Head of Finance at DFINITY Foundation and Deputy CFO at Crypto Finance (Asset Management) AG.
Who we are
Stacks Foundation Board
  • Meltem Demirors
    Meltem Demirors is Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares and serves as a trusted partner to investors and entrepreneurs navigating the digital asset ecosystem.

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  • Rodolfo is fascinated by financial disintermediation, peer-to-peer funding, and bringing transparency and simplicity to the consumer experience.

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